Wallace v. Daley

How to Win a Partition Action in California

How to Win a Partition Action

The Tricks to Winning a Partition Action in California A partition action is the only court process in California to end disputes when parties are co-owners (also known as co-tenants) of real property. Indeed, the court must divide the real estate equitably among its co-owners so long as a partition is found to be appropriate.[1]California … Read More

Reimbursement for Improvements in Partition Actions Talkov Law

Reimbursement for Improvements in Partition Actions

Compensation for Improvements When Ending Co-Ownership of Real Property California law allows for compensation for improvements made by one co-owner in partition actions. However, the circumstances in which an offset will be awarded vary with courts also creating varying rulings as to the measure of damages in such an offset between the out-of-pocket cost, the … Read More

CCP 873.850 Continuance of action between parties if proceeds not allocated; determination Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 873.850 – Continuance of Action Between Parties if Proceeds Not Allocated; Determination (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 873.850 is the California partition statute that allows the court to allocate the proceeds of sale through an accounting of offsets, inclusions, and other claims between the parties. The statute provides that: When the proceeds of the sale belonging to persons who are parties to the action, whether known or … Read More

CCP 872.610 Plaintiff and defendant Talkov Law

Code of Civil Procedure 872.610 CCP – Plaintiff and defendant (Partition Actions)

California Code of Civil Procedure 872.610 is the California partition statute that specifies that the interests of all parties may be tried in the partition action. The statute provides that: The interests of the parties, plaintiff as well as defendant, may be put in issue, tried, and determined in the action. California Code of Civil … Read More

Wallace v. Daley Talkov Law

Wallace v. Daley – Accounting in California Partition Actions

Wallace v. Daley (1990) 220 Cal.App. 3d 1028 Perhaps the most frequently cited case in all of California partition law is Wallace v. Daley (1990) 220 Cal.App. 3d 1028, which sets forth the general principle that every partition will include an accounting of offsets. The famous quote from Wallace v. Daley is that: Every partition … Read More

Recovery of Offsets for Attorney's Fees Talkov Law

Recovery of Offsets for Attorney’s Fees, Costs, Credits & Reimbursements in California Real Property Partition Accounting

California Real Property Partition Law California law provides that co-owners of real property may file a legal action to request that their interests in the property be partitioned. Code Civil Procedure Section 872.210(a)(1). The first phase of a partition is to determine whether the plaintiff has a right to partition the real property. Code of … Read More

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